Biography of John M. Blackett
Franklin County, NY Biographies





John William Blackett, M. D. a, is a prominent member of the New York State Medical Society, and has successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Fort Covington since 1899. He was born in Quebec, Canada, Nov. 11, 1874, the son of John and Isabella (Cottingham) Blackett.

John Blackett was a native of Scotland, born at Berwick-on-Tweed in 1841. He came to America in 1864 and settled in Quebec, where he became successful as the owner of a large blacksmith shop, having in his employ at all times ten or twelve men. Because of ill health he retired in 1895 and died in 1917. He is buried in Quebec. Mr. Blackett was married in 1870 to Miss Isabella Cottingham, a native of Canada. Their children were: 1. Agnes, born in 1871, married W. A. Kneeland, attorney, lives at Knowlton, Quebec. 2. John William, the subject of this sketch. 3. Gertrude, born in 1876, married Louis Bates, retired hardware dealer, lives at East Baintree, Mass. 4. George S., born in 1879, is manager of Hampton Brothers, manufacturers of women's wear, at Montreal, Canada.

John William Blackett received his early education in the public schools and received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, in 1894 and 1898 respectively. After serving as an interne in the Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Blackett located at Fort Covington, where he has established an excellent practice. He has taken numerous courses in graduate work in medicine and surgery at McGill University and has also taken work at Christ Church Hospital in London. He holds membership in the Franklin County, New York State and American Medical associations.

On Aug. 28, 1905, Dr. Blackett was united in marriage with Miss Mabel S. Cameron, the daughter of J. Y. and Harriet (Parker) Cameron, of Malone, both of whom are deceased and are buried at Fort Covington. Doctor and Mrs. Blackett have no children.

Politically Dr. Blackett is a Republican. He holds membership in the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with Aurora Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 83.

Dr. Blackett took a prominent part in college athletics while a student at McGill University, and has always maintained his interest in amateur sports. He finds his chief recreation and pleasure in travel.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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